Health in Rwanda

Health in Rwanda is a major concern for the government since its through the well being of citizens that the economy of the country can progress.

The ministry of health in Rwanda is involved in many health related activities to combat diseases like Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Epidemics, Tuberclosis, child diseases and so much more.

Health indicators in Rwanda

Population & Medical Personnel

* Total population: 8,2 millions
* Per Capita GNP: 250US $
* Doctors: 1/50,000 inhabitants
* Nurses: 1/3,900 inhabitants
* 17% of Nurses in rural areas

Infant and Maternal Mortality

* Infant mortality: 86/1000 (DHS,2005)
* Under 5 Mortality: 152/1000 (DHS, 2005)
* Maternal mortality: 750/ 100,000 (DHS, 2005)
* Assisted deliveries: 48.6% (MOH AR 2007)

HIV/AIDS and other epidemics

* HIV prevalence: 3% (DHS+2005)
* TB (2003): 6,046 cases in the country
* 60% of HIV patients are diagnosed with TB
* Malaria admission cases in hospitals 36.8%
(PNLP/MoH 2006) Countrywide ARV sites (TRAC/MoH 2006) 2757
* Adults on ARVs 31.379 (TRAC/MoH 2006)
* TB annual Risk 2% (WHO)
* TB cases in 2006 8701(PNILT/MoH 2006)

Family Planning

* Contraceptive prevalence: 17% (DHS,2005)
* Use of Modern Contraception Methods: DHS 2000 = 4%
DHS 2005 = 10%

Other Health Indicators

* Under 5 years severe malnutrition: 19.4% (DHS, 2005)
* Access to Health facilities : 37.9%
Life expectancy at birth 52.73 (UNDP 2007)

Source: Ministry of Health Rwanda

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